Monday, September 20, 2010

Project Prisoner

You know what I'm talking about.

I'm not sure. Why would I resist working on a project that is quite important and which I'll be glad to have completed?

You're asking questions again. I'm the one who gets to ask the questions. Why are you resisting this project?

If I were resisting it - and I'm not confessing that I'm doing so - it might be because I've already put so much time into it that the thing has ceased being a project.

What is it?

It is a filthy rat, a ravenous beast, a rabid monkey - no, a vicious gorilla - on my back. I've put in my time with it. I don't want to see the damned thing again!

I thought you weren't resisting the project.

I'm not. But it's no longer a project. It is a creature.

What if we promise that if you do just a few things on it, clip one or two nails so to speak, you won't have to see it again?

You promise?

You heard me.

Just don't call it a project. Call it The Thing. Then we'll both be clear.

Deal.

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